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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lights-out mean? 

  The noun LIGHTS-OUT has 2 senses:

1. a prescribed bedtime
2. (military) signal to turn the lights out

  Familiarity information: LIGHTS-OUT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1lights-out [BACK TO TOP]


A prescribed bedtime

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("lights-out" is a kind of...):

bedtime (the time you go to bed)

Holonyms ("lights-out" is a part of...):

dark; night; nighttime (the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside)

Sense 2lights-out [BACK TO TOP]


(military) signal to turn the lights out

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


taps; lights-out

Hypernyms ("lights-out" is a kind of...):

bugle call (a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

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